Tupelo Honey - Raleigh

4.3
673 reviews
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$30 and under
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Southern
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  • Comfort Food
  • Casual
  • Great for Brunch
Tupelo Honey is a revival of Southern food and traditions rooted in the Carolina Mountains we call home. We craft brunches, lunches and suppers that bring family and friends around the table and allow for conversations and cocktails to linger longer than usual. Always scratch-made, always responsibly-soured, and always Southern.
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Delivery or takeout
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Southern, American
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Hours of operation
Daily Hours: Monday - Thursday: 10:30am - 9:00pm, Friday: 10:30am - 10:00pm, Saturday: 9:00am - 10:00pm, Sunday: 9:00am - 9:00pm
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Phone number
(919) 723-9353
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Payment options
Discover, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Neighborhood
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Parking details
There are two lots available on Stafford Road behind the restaurant. Free valet is available Friday night through Sunday brunch.
Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Weekend Brunch, Wine
What 673 People Are Saying
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4.3
food
4.2
service
4.2
ambience
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5.0Dined 2 days ago

We live in Apex and our daughter and son-in-law live in Raleigh so Tupelo Honey is a great mid-point for us to meet. Everything about our experience was a pleasure from making the reservation until we walked out the door after a delicious meal. Personally, I will be back for the porkchop!

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

Great place for lunch! Was in town with my son doing some college visits and Tupelo Honey was recommended to us and it did not disappoint! As a New Yorker, I have all types of food at my disposal back home so it was a nice change eating at Tupelo Gold.

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3.0Dined 5 days ago

We haven’t been here in a while. We have good memories of past meals but this was a big disappointment! Spinach salad sounded great, with lots of veggies but the “sweet potato purée” was literally a taste. Portions were ok. Brussels sprouts charred but tasted raw and hard. Fire alarm went off and the piercing noise made us shovel our food and exit quickly. Fun ntvthink we’ll be back.

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4.0Dined 5 days ago

Greta place! Food was very good and a lot of mixes of different flavors. But very packed and a little loud for a regular date

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4.0Dined 5 days ago

The food and staff were amazing. I will be going back Sunday.

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4.0Dined 6 days ago

Made a reservation for an 11am brunch and got seated within just a few minutes at a cozy 2-person booth. It's important to note that some of their breakfast selections actually end at 10:30am, so we were bummed we missed ordering some of those items. We had the avocado egg sandwich and one of the breakfast bowls. Both were very good. I also had the megamosa, which was basically a double mimosa for only $2 more than the price of a single mimosa - I dig that. The bloody mary was also very good. Realizing this is a southern style cuisine, I should have realized there's not many dairy-free selections, but overall interesting and yummy menu.

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

My friends and I enjoyed a casual meal together at Tupelo Honey on what I assume was a normal, busy Sunday. Although the restaurant was packed I didn’t feel like there was any shortage in attention being paid to me and my friends- the food came out quickly and was delicious, the servers were attentive and friendly and I would definitely come back again! MUST try the special bloody mary, the tupelo margarita, and the pimento pickle burger.

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1.0Dined 6 days ago

The hostess was rude and the services was slow. The waiter didn’t bother to check on us.

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

We had a great meal and fantastic service. Our waitress Was wonderful and helping to recommend the best entrées. This is delicious upscale southern cooking. Very attentive waitte staff and appreciative of your business!

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

The food was amazing, but the service was a little slow for Saturday noon lunch but I have to admit the place wa packed

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4.0Dined on August 10, 2018

Dinner was great. We had the ribs and fried chicken, each with ribs. The desserts were small, overpriced and tasted store bought. The bread pudding was more whip cream than pudding and slices of bananas were black as if the pudding was old or sat out before refrigeration. The cheesecake tasted bland... for $6.50 Cheesecake Factory would have been a much better option or spend less at a grocery store. Dessert selection was VERY limited... about six selections. I will skip dessert next time and go somewhere else. Service was great but when asked how we liked dessert, I said dinner was great but dessert was not that great. She just smiled as if she didn't expect to hear that and did not follow-up to find out what was wrong. She was very polite and courteous to my kid which I appreciated. She also checked in on us periodically.

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5.0Dined on August 8, 2018

Yummy biscuits and fish

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5.0Dined on August 6, 2018

Family visiting and everything was perfect. Drinks, food, service. Top shelf.

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5.0Dined on August 5, 2018

A W E S O M E !!!

Absolutely loved this restaurant!

Will definitely go back!

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5.0Dined on August 5, 2018

Sweet potato pancakes were great!

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3.0Dined on August 5, 2018

I have visited many Tupelo Honey locations in the past. This past weekend was such a disappointment. My mother came to visit from Alaska, she only wanted brunch at TH. The service was extremely slow - wasn't our servers fault, she was being stretched thin. We never got waters, two other tables food was delivered to our table by mistake, when we finally got our order the food was cold and my grits were really soupy. Unfortunate since we have all had our exact orders before! Our server never came back to check on us throughout our meal and she hadn't been the one to deliver food, so thought that was strange. Check never came, never came, never came - finally had to ask another server. Overall, poor experience for a local and our visitor. Get some more help, train better, or don't serve so many people at one time. You should be able to handle it at all times.

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4.0Dined on August 5, 2018

For the most part I enjoyed my experience. Very cool place, super cute. Food was great.
Only issue is with whether or not our server put in the wrong order or the kitchen disregards dietary restrictions. My order came out with everything I requested be changed, twice. It was simple things. I spent more time picking stuff out than eating.

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5.0Dined on August 5, 2018

Everything about this experience was amazing! Definitely get the Queen Bloody Mary!

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5.0Dined on August 5, 2018

AMAZING!!! My husband and I came with our friend who lives in Raleigh and recommended this for brunch. We loved EVERYTHING. The biscuits with jam & honey, my margarita (with honey!) was delicious, our meals were all unreal. Also got a special treat from the chef for being first time customers -- the pecan french toast. (heaven on a plate.) I will come back next time I'm in Raleigh!

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3.0Dined on August 4, 2018

Burger very undercooked. Server was bad. Manager that helped was awesome.

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5.0Dined on August 4, 2018

Very good food. Nice environment, good service. A great meal overall. Pecan French toast and the grilled cheese are both great!

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5.0Dined on August 4, 2018

Quick, friendly service, coffee was so rich and good, some meals are a bit pricey but high-quality ingredients, delicious and freshly made.

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3.0Dined on August 3, 2018

Waiter was amazing , food just ok. Was better in Greenville, SC.

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5.0Dined on August 2, 2018

Great server! She was very attentive and helpful!

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5.0Dined on August 1, 2018

Tupelo Honey never fails to provide a wonderful lunch place to conduct a business meeting. The food and service was perfect.

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5.0Dined on July 29, 2018

from the food to the service, overall super pleased!!

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2.0Dined on July 29, 2018

Overpriced. Not worth it the prices at all. The little glass of Bloody Mary and Mimosas were overpriced. Took forever for our female server to get to table. Table too small in back.

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5.0Dined on July 29, 2018

This place never disappoints! Had a great time with out of town friends. Will definitely be returning

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2.0Dined on July 28, 2018

A/C was out...the heat made for an undesirable experience

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5.0Dined on July 27, 2018

Great Food, Great Service, and the perfect ambiance to converse and dine.

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5.0Dined on July 27, 2018

We enjoyed our meal at Tupelo Honey. Our server was attentive and helpful. The food was very good. I would have rated the ambiance higher but the evening we were there the air conditioning was not working right and the restaurant was rather warm. The air conditioning was working better by the time we left.

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2.0Dined on July 24, 2018

We have eaten here many times, but the quality of food and service has declined. The appetizers (chips that came with the pimento cheese dip) & fried pickles were chewy. One guest with our party ordered the Brussels sprouts as a side, but we had to return them because they were cold and hard. The salad didn’t have many toppings; in fact, I could have made a bowl of spinach at home. It took quite a while to get refills, and the server seemed uninterested that we weren’t satisfied with the meal. In fact, we were told that other patrons had complained about the side dish. I used to recommend this restaurant for work functions or for a casual meal out, but I won’t be going back. For the price of the food, I would recommend going elsewhere.

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5.0Dined on July 24, 2018

We were so excited to find a Tupelo in Raleigh. My husband and I had visited the Knoxville Tupelo on our honeymoon almost 6 years ago and we loved it. This time we took our three kids while in Raleigh for a short visit. The meals were delicious, interesting and very tasty flavor combinations. Our server was slow, we had lots of wait time, which seemed odd because the place was not busy when we came in. She was also extremely helpful and kind (even humored my chatty 5 year old who tried to spark up conversations about random topics every time she walked by). We ordered a dessert to go, the chocolate blackout cake, which was basically a chocolate muffin with sauces to drizzle on top. This was not worth the $10, in my opinion, and I was disappointed because I really dislike spending money on desserts I could make myself. Overall, we recommend Tupelo!

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5.0Dined on July 23, 2018

Wanted a Southern birthday dinner. This place did not disappoint, server was friendly and knowledgeable of menu.

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3.0Dined on July 22, 2018

Have loved Tupelo for years since discovering the original in Asheville and was pleased to find one in Raleigh a few years ago, but the last couple of visits have been less than great.

First, parking is a challenge and the free Valet can be very busy, but the wait is never really bad. They are pretty good about honoring reservation times. The lobby is quite small and very crowded and noisy making it tricky to hear your name called. Once you are seated, service is usually good, but always a little erratic due to the extremely busy nature of the place. Even in a booth, it never feels relaxing in this place due to the crowded nature and noise.

But, the biggest change is the menu gets more progressive and weirder every time we go, and outside of a few standards like the Shoo Mercy Pancakes, brunch has become an adventure to find something resembling a southern breakfast. Unlike me, my wife likes to try the new things and has been less than happy the last couple of visits.

It all adds up to a less than enjoyable experience.

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5.0Dined on July 21, 2018

Great food, snack food and perfect MegaMosas. We sat out on the patio and were sat instantly thanks to an ahead made reservation. Complimentary valet was a bonus.

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5.0Dined on July 21, 2018

What a great experience! It was our anniversary and the hostess not only acknowledged it with words but with a complimentary appetizer. Our waiter, Doug, was amazing too and took wonderful care of us. And of course the food was delicious.

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2.0Dined on July 18, 2018

We had a very disappointing dinner. The service was very delayed with our drink order when the bar and restaurant were fairly empty for a 6:30 dinner on a weeknight. The brussel sprouts were hard and undercooked and there was no hominy as listed in the description for the side dish. The piece to jar was truly awful. There were no pimentoes and the cheese was hard as a rock. We will never go back or recommend be restaurant.

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5.0Dined on July 16, 2018

Great food. Our server was awesome and very interactive with us. Loved it

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4.0Dined on July 15, 2018

We always enjoy our visits to Tupelo Honey in Cam Village. Be ready to wait a while for your food if you go on a Sunday afternoon! For sure make a reso if you can! Worth the wait - just be prepared.

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